Sep 23, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Anfield
Liverpool
2-2
Middlesbrough
Liverpool win 14-13 on penalties
Rossiter (10'), Suso (109')
Sakho (61')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Reach (62'), Bamford (123' pen.)
Omeruo (57'), Reach (106')

Team News: Rickie Lambert starts for Liverpool

Rickie Lambert is handed the captain's armband as he makes his first start for Liverpool in tonight's League Cup tie against Middlesbrough.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has named Rickie Lambert in the starting lineup for this evening's League Cup third-round tie against Middlesbrough.

The former Southampton striker has been handed the captain's armband and is one of seven changes to the side that were beaten by West Ham United at the weekend.

Jose Enrique, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure all come into the defence, Lazar Markovic and Lucas both return, and 17-year-old midfielder Jordan Rossiter is given his debut.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough hand a debut to goalkeeper Jamal Blackman and Daniel Ayala returns from a ban to play against his former club.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Toure, Enrique, Sakho, Manquillo; Lucas, Rossiter, Lallana: Markovic, Sterling, Lambert

Middlesbrough: Blackman; Fredericks, Ayala, Omeruo, Friend; Adomah, Leadbitter, Clayton, Reach; Tomlin, Kike

Jordan Rossiter of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Capital One Cup Third Round match against Middlesbrough on September 23, 2014
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